High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340


High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

Roman Experience

Year 4 took part in a Roman experience where they got to learn about what life was like being a Roman through building, reading, dressing up, eating, playing and talking. They visited different stations and engaged in the following activities:

Eat like a Roman – children tried a variety of foods that the Romans loved: bread, olives, grapes and many more.

Dress like a Roman – children wore tunics and belts and learnt how to wear a toga.


Build like a Roman – children used different building materials to replicate some famous Roman buildings.

Work like a Roman – pupils read about different Roman jobs, identified their tools and discussed which job they would have liked to have had.

Talk like a Roman – pupils had the opportunity to learn some key words in Latin.

Think like a Roman – children used their prior knowledge of Roman numerals to solve a Maths challenge

Play like a Roman – children stepped back in time to be a Roman child and played with some of the toys they would have had, as well as used the implements they had to help them learn to write and count.

Worship like a Roman – pupils learnt about the many different gods that the Romans worshipped as well as completing a quiz to tell them which god they would have been.

The children will use all that they have learnt during this experience to write a diary entry about a day in the life of a Roman.